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dc.contributor.authorLarsson, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorTingvall, Claesen_US
dc.contributor.authorW.A. Dekker, Sidneyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T14:33:18Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T14:33:18Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-12T06:20:40Z
dc.identifier.issn09257535en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ssci.2009.10.006en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/39936
dc.description.abstractIn other hazardous complex socio-technical systems in society, e.g. nuclear power and aviation, systems-theoretical assumptions are considered a promising way to better understand and manage safety. In this paper, two fundamental approaches to road safety were assessed in the light of a systems theory approach. One approach, is based on a premise where individual road-users are solely responsible when crashes occur. In that case countermeasures are aimed at altering the behavior of the road-user in order to adapt him/her to the road transport system. The other approach, the so-called zero-tolerance position, or Vision Zero approach, to road safety is built around two axioms; the system must be adapted to the psychological and physical conditions and limitations of the human being and the responsibility for road safety must be shared between the road-users and the designers and professional operators of the system. It was found that the most important determinants of systems theory are basically not present in the road-user approach. However, even if the Vision Zero approach clearly takes step towards systems theory, it does leave room for articulating even more features of systems theory.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1167en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1174en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue9en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSafety Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume48en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160599en_US
dc.titleThe need for a systems theory approach to road safetyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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